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Dominika Zamara, Soprano and Stanley Alexandrowicz, Guitar
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcomes lyric soprano Dominika Zamara with classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz to the beautiful 1867 Sanctuary!
Internationally renowned artists Dominika Zamara (soprano) and Stanley Alexandrowicz (classical guitar) join forces to perform a recital of Arias, Songs, and Solos for Voice and Classical Guitar. Their program consists of famous operatic arias by Vincenzo Bellini, Antonín Dvořák, Gioachino Rossini, Georges Bizet; songs by Mauro Giuliani—Italy’s leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century; and solo guitar works by Napoleon Coste and Johann Dubez—two of the late Romantic Period’s greatest virtuoso composer-guitarists!
The internationally-renowned “Voice and Guitar Duo” of Dominika Zamara (Soprano) and Stanley Alexandrowicz (Classical Guitar) bring together the worlds of Opera, Lieder, Song, and Contemporary Music, in realizations of unmatched sonic beauty and rarified musical intelligence.
One of the finest singers before the public today, Dominika Zamara is equally adroit in the spheres of Grand Opera, 19th Century Lieder, Sacred Music, and Contemporary Works. Hailing originally from Poland, and now based in Venice, she has sung throughout Europe to unanimous acclaim—virtually wherever she appears—Paris, London, Vienna, Madrid, Prague, etc., and throughout all of Italy.
The “Voice and Guitar Duo” of Zamara and Alexandrowicz presents in recital, music ranging from Renaissance lute songs and Baroque arias, to the high drama of “Verismo” and Contemporary Works written specifically for their unique talents.
Dominika Zamara was born in Wroclaw, Poland, and studied at the Vocal Faculty of the Karol Lipinski Musical Academy in Wroclaw, where her professor was Barbara Ewa Werner. Further studies followed at Italian Musical Conservatory in Verona with masters of bel-canto such as Bruno Pola, Alida Ferrarini, Enrico De Mori, Mario Melani, Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese and Danile Anselmi.
Dominika has appeared in opera, sacred music and as a recitalist throughout Europe, the USA and South Korea. Her operatic roles have included Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme, Giorgietta and Amante in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Serpina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Silvia in Mascagni’s Zanetto.
In 2011 Dominika took the leading role in the world premiere of Coronaro’s Tramonto at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, and in 2014 she sang the leading role in Vincenzo Faggiano’s La Serva di Padova at the Teatro Verdi in Padova.
Dominika has broadcast several times on Italian television and recorded two CDs for Edit Music Italy. With American guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz she has recorded a CD of works for guitar and soprano by Ivan Padovec for Sheva Collection. Her DVD of Vivaldi’s Laudate Pueri and Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, recorded for Italian Television’s Cremona1, earned her A.N.L.A.I Stradivari Award. Other prizes and awards include the Padre Pio Award for artistic achievement, the Viennese Golden Owl for classical music and music achievement, and an award from the International Association Acceptus Mundi Onlus (of which she also became Honorary Vice President). Dominika is an associate professor of voice at the Accademia La Certosa.
Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz is internationally renowned for his thrilling virtuosity, poetic interpretations, and refined musicality. In addition to his command of the instrument’s standard repertoire, he has premiered and commissioned over 100 works by composers from Europe, Asia, the United States, Cuba, and Latin America.
A scholar and specialist in the field of 19th Century music, he often features unknown compositions by the Romantic guitar composer-virtuosi, playing on period instruments and revitalizing works which have lain dormant (often in manuscript form) for over a century. He has given lecture-recitals internationally on both Romantic and Contemporary music, including the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton – USA), the International Guitar Research Centre (University of Surrey – UK), the Baltimore Museum of Art (USA), and, the Harp-Guitar Foundation of America.
In addition to his work as an international soloist, he collaborates regularly in chamber music performances with some of the world’s leading musicians ― including internationally renowned soprano Dominika Zamara ― bringing together the worlds of opera, lieder, song, and contemporary music in realizations of unmatched sonic beauty and deep musical intelligence. Their duo debut CD Ivan Padovec: Music for Guitar and Soprano was issued on SHEVA
Collection Recordings Italy (http://www.shevacollection.it), summer, 2015.
Performance highlights during recent concert seasons include London, New York, Venice, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Princeton, and include the U.S. premiere of Vácav Kučera’s Concierto Imaginativo-Homenaje a Salvador Dali for guitar and string orchestra (Baltimore) in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday year.
Dr. Alexandrowicz is currently Artistic Director of the New York Classical Music Society (NYCMS), and Artist-Professor at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival & Academy. He has served as Professor of Guitar at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Director of the Bronx House Music School (New York), and has been on the faculty of Mercy College, New York (where he additionally taught music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear-training skills). A world-renowned pedagogue and “master teacher” he is an expert on guitar ergonomics.
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- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
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**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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